BBQ is Universal:
I did a search on Google tonight for "bbq" and it returned 16,900,000 pertinent pages written in English.
A quick perusing of the search results reveal a huge variety of things bbq--everything from bbq recipes, bbq restaurants, competition bbq cooking teams, bbq equipment, bbq blogs, bbq forums....well, you get the idea.
Entry # 98 is a bbq blog called Texas Cook
Entry # 181 is a web site detailing the BBQ on the Bow a Canadian bbq contest.
Entry # 271 is a press release detailing a review of Peace, Love and BBQ by Mike Mills. BBQ is a family obsession for the Mills family that has grown to include a dozed bbq restaurants in Illinois, New York and Las Vegas.
And I could go on, and on, and on....
So you see, barbecue is past time, a business, a culture, but most of all, it's just plain delicious!